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"Snake Pit!" was the second short story in the TOS anthology The New Voyages 2 in 1978. It was written by Connie Faddis, who also wrote "Marginal Existence" for the collection.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Enterprise intervenes in a conflict between the Hualans and a Federation outpost.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Christine ChapelPavel ChekovIrvin DomberwickyGehresJames T. KirkLeonard McCoySpock
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AndreaDevilGodRoger KorbyMontgomery Scott

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • power-raft

Locations[edit | edit source]

Vestalan (Vestalan botanical collections station)
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HellLuna

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

AndroidHualanHuman (Anasazi) • Vulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classification[edit | edit source]

air coolerscommunicatorhyposprayinfirmaryintercomknifelaboratorymedikitmedscannerphaserprobescalpelsensorsociologysocioanthropologytransportertricorderturbolift

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

administratoranthropologistcaptaincommanderdemondoctorensigngoddessguardhigh priestlieutenant commandernursesociologist

Other references[edit | edit source]

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Timeline[edit | edit source]

Publication history[edit | edit source]

January 1978
First published by Bantam Books. (ISBN 0-553-11392-5)
February 2000
13th printing by Bantam Spectra. (ISBN 0-553-27933-5)

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

  • This story was originally printed with illustrations in the fanzines Universal Transmitter #1 in 1975 and Rigel #3 in 1977.
  • A parenthetical comment noted that Chapel's history with Roger Korby as described in the story was based on information presented by Majel Barrett at the New York Star Trek Convention in 1975.

Errata[edit | edit source]

  • Korby was spelled Corby.

Related stories[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous story:
Surprise!
Star Trek: The New Voyages 2
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Next story:
The Patient Parasites
Previous story:
first story
Stories by:
Connie Faddis
Next story:
Marginal Existence
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Face on the Barroom Floor
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Book of Fulfillment
Previous Adventure:
The Face on the Barroom Floor
Pocket Next Adventure:
Book of Fulfillment


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